March 29, 2013

Box Frame

Hi All
I have been busy making products for a Ladies evening ,so thought I would share this with you. I made it with the intention of taking it to the ladies evening but then decided to give it as a birthday present for a friend. I put it into a white box frame, but have photographed it without it as the light was reflecting off of it.
She was really pleased with it. I hope that you like it too.
Hope you are all enjoying your Easter break.
Until next time

March 27, 2013

Make and take

Hi all
I have been really busy crafting, making projects for our next crop in April and making products for a Ladies evening for a local school, so blogging had taken a back seat.
Last night I made an example for the Make and Takes for the Ladies evening at Botley school using the lovely stampset Blooming with Kindness and Papillion Potpourri. The Blooming with Kindness is my current favourite stampset, the flower in it is so beautiful and is very effective in darker shades.
I will show you some of the other projects that I have been working on later in the week.
Until next time
Margaret x

March 14, 2013

Box Frames

3D artwork which is then inserted into box frames can make lovely gifts and Ikea currently have their 9" X 9" frames reduced to £3.50 . So I ordered several of them and have started to make some products to sell at a Ladies evening that I have a stall at. This first one uses subtle colouring of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and I have just started another one using Pool Party and Island Indigo.
How much do you think I should sell them for ?
I have taken it out of the frame for the photo as the light was reflecting.
Until next time
Margaret x

March 12, 2013

Kraft boxes

Stampin up produces packs of Kraft boxes which can be made up, decorated and they can be used for gift boxes.
I have just started preparing materials for a Ladies evening that I am doing for a local school at the end of April.
Here are a couple of boxes that I have prepared so far
If you would like to make these boxes they can be purchased in a pack of 4 for £2.75, please contact me if you would like to make an order
Until next time
Margaret x

March 10, 2013

Papillion potpourri

Butterfly designs are very popular at the moment and the stampset Papillion Potpourri and supporting punches are proving to be good sellers. I made this card for one of our earlier classes which was titled Butterflies, Birds and Bees. This card also uses the Honeycomb embossing folder from the Spring /Summer catalogue.

It is a really good time to join Stampin Up as they have recently implemented some changes, one of which is the reduced quarterly minimum sales requirement. The new quarterly minimum sales target is £225 / to stay an active demo (which is the net figure, actual catalogue product price to be sold/purchased is £270). Your first quarterly minimum needs to be reached at the end of a full quarter and if you join part way through a quarter you will be given until the end of the next quarter to reach your minimum.

To sign up as a demo you need to purchase the great value starter kit which costs £99 and the goods are in the starter kit are worth over £205. The new kit is fully customisable which means that you can choose ANY items of your choice to the value of £162.50 during sale-a-bration to make up your kit (sale-a-bration ends on 22 March).You will also receive a business supplies pack (valued at £45) and there are no shipping charges when you purchase the starter kit.

Once you become a demonstrator you get access to the demo website which has lots of ideas and resources as well as the opportunity to place your own orders and see your commissions etc. The first order you place within 45 days of signing up to be a demo of £150+ is eligible for 30% discount so another fantastic deal to purchase items at a huge discount!!

Within the first 6 months there is also an incentive called Stampin’ Start where you can earn free stamp sets of your choice if you reach certain sales goals and recruiting goals.

On all orders placed you receive 20% discount off the net product total. (Take 20% off the catalogue product price to calculate the net figure.) You can earn more commission the more sales you make in a month and any extra commission payments are calculated at the end of the month and paid direct in the bank account of your choice mid way through the following month.

This is the best time of year to join Stampin up and I will be happy to assist you whether you want to enjoy it as a hobby or whether you want to start your own business to earn some money for you and your family Please call me for more details on 0776 1166187 or email me on

Until next time
Margaret x

March 09, 2013

Blooming with kindness

Hi All
My favourite stampset from the current main catalogue is Blooming with Kindness. It has such an impact and it looks very different depending on whether you use a pastel ink colour or a stronger colour such as Midnight Muse or Raspberry Ripple.
So today I am sharing with you some ideas for cards that you could make using this lovely stampset. The first one , the thank you is my own design an the others I have found online. If you would like to purchase this stampset please let me know

Until next time
Margaret. X

March 08, 2013

Hearts a Flutter

The Hearts a Flutter stampset and matching framelits are a popular items from the Spring/Summer catalogue which can be purchased as a bundle, and it works out 15% cheaper than if you buy them separately.
Here are some examples of cards that I have found online using these items.
If you would like to purchase any of these items please let me know
Until next time
Margaret x

March 03, 2013

Vintage Scrapbooking page

Hi All
Yesterday at our vintage workshop I demonstrated a scrapbooking page with a black and white photo. The ladies had all managed to find photos with a nostalgic feel to them
To make this page I used the following materials. :
Card stock :Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pool Party
Stampsets : Established Elegance, Natures Pace, En Francis, Confetti,Hearts a Flutter, That's the ticket,
Embossing folder : Needlepoint border
Ribbon : Flower trim, Crochet trim, linen thread
Doilies, faceted button.

I really enjoyed making this page and would like to be able to spend more time on scrapbooking.
Until next time

March 02, 2013

Vintage themed Stampin up class

Hi All
Today Aly and I were joined by 7 ladies at Valley Park Community Centre where we demonstrated some projects with the theme 'Vintage'. The ladies were given all the materials to make the projects.
In the morning Aly demonstrated these two lovely cards. To make these cards you would need the following materials :
Blue and Yellow card
Stampset : Apothecary Art
Card stock : Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Marina Mist
DSP : Tea for Two
Framelits : Labels Collection Dies
Inks : Marina Mist

Butterfly Card
Card stock : Very Vanilla , Crumbcake
DSP : Tea for Two
Embossing folder : Elegant lines
Punches : Itty Bitty Shapes, Elegant Butterfly
Inks : Soft Suede, dauber

If you like to purchase any of these items please let me know.

Our next class will take place on Saturday 13th April. If you are interested in attending or would like further details please let me know.

In the afternoon session I demonstrated a scrapbooking page which I will post tomorrow, come back then to take a look.

Until next time

Margaret x